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CSSA Presents awards at Ecosalubrite

The Canadian Sanitation Supply Association, (CSSA) announced the recognition of three industry personal for their dedication and contributions to the association and industry.

The five hazards of professional cleaning

Cleaning workers face all types of dangers and hazards when performing cleaning tasks. This is why janitorial work is often listed as one of the most dangerous professions in the U.S. Slip-and-fall accidents, chemical splatter to skin and eyes, inhalation of chemical fumes, and other hazardous occurrences happen far too frequently. 


Few women at top level of the cleaning industry

More work needs to be done to propel women into executive roles within the cleaning business and retain their talents, says a budding organization called the ISSA Hygieia Network, an international community dedicated to the advancement and retention of women at all levels of the global cleaning industry.

Ontario care facilities get maintenance funding boost

Fifty nine community health organizations across Ontario will receive $4.1 million in maintenance funding to repair and upgrade 70 care facilities, so patients can continue to receive high-quality care.

Odor-absorbing gel-bead jars gain popularity

People notice a bad smell. They don’t typically notice the absence of a bad smell. As a result, in many facilities, people may walk right by inconspicuous little containers filled with marble-sized gel beads. People may not even notice that where once there was an odor, now there is not. But those jars are doing yeoman’s work, absorbing odors that exist in those work spaces. 

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From economist in Peru, to janitor in America

The summer of 2016 boasted two expectation-smashing jobs reports, signalling overall economic growth: In August, the the U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent, a relatively steady decline since the recession. But it’s also the case that unemployment numbers, which many use to gauge the health of the U.S. economy, tell an incomplete story. 

New app tells staff which toilets are busy

A Finnish company has created an app that lets office workers know which toilets are free and which are occupied - without them having to leave their desks.

Deciding whether to create an Amazon web store

As Amazon continues to creep into the B2B supply market, jan/san distributors are weighing the option of opening a storefront on the company’s website in an effort to spur online sales.

The rise of eco-friendly consumer products puts pressure on P&G

Procter & Gamble Co., which is losing market share to eco-friendly products, is under mounting pressure to either fend off the competitors or buy one of them. The maker of Tide and Crest is struggling to maintain its position in key categories, including skin care, razor blades and laundry detergent.

Cockroaches found in Saskatoon hospital break room

It's something you wouldn't want to see in your own kitchen, much less a hospital. However, over the past three weeks, workers at Saskatoon's Royal University Hospital and a pest management company have managed to find six cockroaches in a hospital break room. Administration was first notified of the problem by staff last Friday.

5 ways you can help prevent the post-antibiotic era

By now, most Canadians are aware there is a problem with antibiotic resistance. Researchers and public health officials have sounded the alarm and the world taken notice. Both the World Health Organization and the United Nations have declared this phenomenon a crisis and asked all countries to work together to prevent the looming post-antibiotic era.

Management tip: Walk-thru etiquette

The contract cleaning industry is very competitive.  This means that the potential client is forming an opinion about you-and comparing you with your competitors-from the minute you walk in her office. To make the best impression when meeting with a potential customer, contractors should become aware of proper "walk-thru" etiquette, says Terry Sambrowski, executive director at the National Service Alliance. 

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